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Poster: Ellis Van Sofa Date: Mar 22, 2008 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ah, The Good Ol' Daze

i miss the G.O.D.'s
i got on the bus my freshman year (87) at UCSC.
i had surprisingly little knowledge of them being the music freak that i was. i only knew one 'real' deadhead at the time and he became the mentor for myself and a small group of similarly wide-eyed sponges.

i started with tapes of Dead Set and LIVE DEAD.

my first real bootleg tape was the 2-15-73 DS-EYES-CD segment and that got so many listens that i can still play it note for note in my head.

i didn't have access to a lot of shows so i found that i appreciated each of them that much more. i mainly tried to get tapes of shows that i had attended.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2008 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ah, The Good Ol' Daze

Me too; I only had ten albums and really only a handful of good tapes (didn't get into sharing really...didn't know that many at all that had collections) and for the first 30 yrs I would say that the commercial albums (had them all), tapes (about 50 shows, but only 5-10 were great shows) and bootleg albums (again, ten) meant that I had a much smaller collection that I valued greatly.

Don't get me wrong; my dozens of SBD 68-71 shows now (maybe 150 now that I think of it) are highly valued too, but somehow the glut diminishes the experience a tad...?

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Poster: patourkid Date: Mar 22, 2008 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ah, The Good Ol' Daze

Capitol Theater 78' was one of my favs. I can't remember the first But I know Dead set was the first Dead I ever heard, FOTD hooked me. I was fortunate enough to hang out with a VERY well established group of Dead fiends who had tons of good stuff and were always on the quest for more. I remember goin in my buddy Skips room and being blown away by all the tapes. Tape trading was so cool. We used to spend weeks waiting for so n so to bring back tapes he said he could get from school or wherever, look up the setlist BY BOOK *gasp* talk about the show then half the time when it finally got into our hands it would be a 20 gen but jammin show, so now you GOTTA have that show but in better quality. I miss those days the adventure,the sessions,the close friendships that all the anticipation brought on. I never had a big collection I would ALWAYS have several shows around but I always gave them away as quick as I got them, I went through HUNDREDS of tapes and turned countless people on, that was more important to me than actually hoarding what I collected.

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